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The 11 Faces of Donald J. Trump

Updated on June 9, 2018
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ME has spent most of his retirement from service to the United States studying, thinking, and writing about the country he served.

It has been 20 years since President Trump assumed office. (OK, it has only been 16 months, but it seems like 20.) In that time, he has established what defines him

#11 - Philanderer And Sexual Predator

PHILANDERER:

1. To have a sexual affair with someone who is not one's spouse or partner. Used especially of a man.

2. To have many casual sexual affairs. Used especially of a man.

There should be no doubt in anybody's mind by now that Donald J. Trump has been a world-class philanderer right up their with Presidents Kennedy and Clinton. In addition to these three, there is good evidence that these presidents also had a wandering appendage:

  • George Washington
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Chester A. Arthur
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Grover Cleveland
  • Warren Harding
  • Dwight Eisenhower
  • Lyndon Johnson
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • Ronald Reagan
  • George H. W. Bush
  • George W. Bush
  • Franklin Roosevelt

While Trump has recently denied having affairs, this is clearly not the case given he dumped his first wife after having a public affair with his second wife. To date, there is strong evidence that Trump:

Women Trump Slept With While Married, allegedly:

  • Gabriela Sabatini - Model
  • Allison Giannini - Model
  • Stormy Daniels porn star
  • Karen McDougal - Playboy Playmate

Women Trump Sexually Abused, allegedly:

  • Jessica Leads (fondled on an airplane)
  • Ivana Trump (physical assault and rape)
  • Kristin Anderson (groped in a night club)
  • Walked into dressing room of half naked teenage contestants in a Miss Teen contest
  • Trump tells Howard Stern he "often peeped" in dressing rooms of his beauty contest contestants to see them naked.
  • Was taped on Access Hollywood saying "And when you're a star, they let you do it," he said. "You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything."
  • Kissed Rachel Crooks in front of an elevator in Trump Tower
  • French kissed Natasha Stoynoff at Mar-a-Lago
  • Groped former The Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos at a Beverly Hills Hotel business meeting.

Many of these women are currently suing Donald Trump over these abuses.

#10 - Donald Trump Actively Opposes Human Rights

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/26/politics/trump-rights-due-process-curiel/index.html

  • The first year of US President Donald Trump’s administration was marked by a sharp regression in government efforts to pr

  • otect and promote a range of human rights, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2018.

  • Followed by: “The people most likely to suffer abuses are often least able to defend their rights in court or through the political process and should be protected, not targeted by abusive policies."

  • Trump expanded abusive fast-track deportation procedures and criminal prosecutions for immigration offenses and moved to increase the prolonged detention of immigrants.

  • Trump repealed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, putting hundreds of thousands of immigrants who arrived in the US as children at risk of deportation. In early 2018, Trump promised to sign ANY DACA deal the Senate could bring forward to him REGARDLESS of how he felt about it. They did and HE DIDN'T.

  • Trump issued new, harsh screening measures for the refugee program and set the annual cap for refugee admissions for 2018 at 45,000, the lowest annual limit since Congress passed the Refugee Act in 1980.

  • Donald Trump and AG Jeff Sessions scaled back efforts to monitor local police who are engaged in systemic abuses, including departments who are reported to have patterns and practices of excessive force and constitutional violations.

  • Trump, through his AG Jeff Sessions, rescinded the Smart on Crime initiative, which prioritized federal prosecutions of people accused of high-level drug offenses, reduced racial disparities in federal drug sentencing, and improved reentry opportunities for people leaving prison.

  • Trump announced he would scrap an equal pay initiative, which was to go into effect in 2018.

  • Trump continuously refuses to repudiate large scale examples of hate related violence in America such as Charlottesville.

  • Trump repeatedly denigrates journalists, in violation of the 1st Amendment, as dishonest and biased against producing a chilling effect on freedom of speech.

  • In October, the White House released immigration principles and policies that will weaken protections for child migrants and refugees.

  • Candidate Donald Trump derided US District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel for his "Mexican" heritage and said Curiel was not going to be impartial because of his heritage

  • Trump unexpectedly banned lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender (LGBT) from joining or staying in the military. This is just one in a series of actions designed to deprive the LGBT community of their human rights.people undermines their rights.

  • Trump directed AG Jeff Session and the Justice Department to reverse the position that the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in the workplace on the basis of gender identity.

  • The Trump administration’s reported revision of the policy for drone strikes outside conventional war zones allows attacks on lower-level terrorism suspects in more countries, with less oversight, and greater secrecy.

  • Then there is this regarding Trump's respect for Americans with Disabilities (see video)

    God, there is so much more!

Trump Disrespects Disabled Reporter

#9 - Donald Trump Actively Oppose Constitutional Rights

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/26/politics/trump-rights-due-process-curiel/index.html

Consider the Following from Donald Trump:

  • Trump has shown disdain for the separation of powers by repeatedly attacking the federal judiciary and individual judges who have ruled against him - A violation of Article II and III of the Constitution

  • He has made a mockery of the emoluments clause by refusing to divest his tangled business empire and profiting openly off his presidency - a violation of Article 1 of the Constitution

  • He has abused the pardon power by granting pardons or commutations to his political or philosophical friends including Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Scooter Libby, and Denish D'Souza. He has threatened to pardon people who have or potentially will provide testimony against him in Robert Mueller's Russian investigation such as Carter Page, Gen Flynn, George Papadopoulos, Paul Manafort, Michael, Cohen, and many others including HIMSELF. He is also suggesting he may pardon like-minded politicians like Rod Blagojevich

  • “Donald J. Trump is calling for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.” (Dec. 7, 2015) - a violation of the 1st Amendment

  • Trump suggested immigrants at the border could be summarily deported without any hearing to determine if they deserved asylum or were US citizens wrongly apprehended - a violation of the 5th and 6th Amendments

  • On May 24, 2018 Trump STATED that the system of immigration judges "corrupt" and even more scary, "Whoever heard of a system where you put people through trials? Where do these judges come from?" (Where the hell did Trump come from??) - a violation of Article II and III and the 5th and 6th Amendments

  • Trump said of NFL players who refuse to stand for the anthem: "Maybe you shouldn't be in the country." - a violation of the 1st Amendment

  • Referring to a "raid' (his term for a lawfully executed search warrant) by the FBI on his personal attorney's, Michael Cohen, home and offices Trump said the court-approved subpoena, was "an attack on our country ..." - a violation of Article II and III of the Constitution

  • Trump started his bid to be president of what was, at the time, a tolerant, forward looking nation with “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” he said. “They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”. We no longer are - a violation of everything that is right

  • “I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally” - a violation of the 5th, 14th, and 15th Amendments
  • Please don’t be too nice.” where President Trump urged local police officers to rough up criminal suspects. July 28, 2017 - a violation of the 14th Amendment

God, there are so many!

# 8 - Trump is Not Rational

https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/trump-and-the-art-of-irrational-provocation

RATIONAL - Google "rational" and you get this, among many others: "Based on or in accordance with reason or logic: Synonyms: logical, reasoned, sensible, reasonable, cogent, intelligent, judicious, shrewd, common-sense, commonsensical, sound, prudent.

Many people do not think those words describe Donald Trump most of the time. But that is my opinion, let's see what has come out of his mouth and pen.

  • Given America did drop an atomic on a foreign Asian city - twice - it is the definition of irrationality for Donald Trump to threaten to do it again ... even rhetorically. President Trump had a third atomic bomb to drop on Japan but called it off because of the horrendous results of the first two. To threaten the annihilation of millions of people so casually is not the act of a rational man - who has the power to carry out his threat. Just think what the outcome might have been had Trump been president instead of President Kennedy.
  • It is not rational to pop-off at new conference prior to attending the 2018 G7 minus 1 conference that Russia should have a seat at the table again "without telling Anyone he was going to do it". Apparently Trump forgot WHY Russia had been kicked out (invading the Ukraine) and when reminded why by a reporter replied something to the effect "it was Obama's time, not my problem".
  • It is not rational make enemies out of your allies as he is doing with his trade policies.
  • It is not rational to tell the world (as he cut short his G7 minus 1 conference (hence the "minus 1") and flying off to "not prepare" for the North Korean summit) to say that ""I would say the level of relationship [with our allies] is a 10." What is irrational about that is it so clearly a lie. Days before the meeting he was in a furious twitter war with the President of France and Prime Minister of Canada, he insults the members telling them they should let Russia in, excoriating them on how much they are ripping America off, AND laying tariffs on them. That is NOT rational
  • It is not rational to tear up a treaty that prevents Iran from acquiring or building nuclear bombs and is signed by allies plus Russia and China that took a decade to get signed. It is even less rational for Trump to egg Iran on to restart their nuclear program. (Hopefully for world peace, our allies are successful in nullifying America's sanctions enough to deter them from building a nuclear device again.)

God, there are so many more.

#7 Donald Trump is Transactional

This means that Donald Trump has no plan for the future beyond a set of ideas. He does not know how to get from here to there. This is clear from things like:

  • His "Infrastructure" idea. Wilbur Ross wrote a white paper outline of how it might work, yet there it sits.
  • He never had an economic plan and things he agreed to during its formulation in Congress he disagreed with the next day.
  • Kim Kardashian suggests he pardon a lady who received a horrible sentence for a minor crime and without further ado, he does. (Granted, it was a good commutation, but the process was non-existent).
  • Simply put, when Trump sees a shiny object he likes, he reacts, regardless of the consequences

#5 - Donald Trump Has No Moral Compass

Moral Compass: a natural feeling that makes people know what is right and wrong and how they should behave:

Donald Trump has spent his whole life showing the world, in stark detail, that he has absolutely "NO MORAL COMPASS". It is open to debate whether Donald Trump has a strong since of right and wrong. The lack of a moral compass is another indicator of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).

A prime example of this (there is a video below) is when, at a campaign rally, Trump gesticulated wildly, flinging is arms about in a flapping motion (remember, is is a presidential candidate here) trying to imitate a handicapped reporter he doesn't like in the audience. A person with a moral compass knows immediately that shouldn't be done and refrain from doing it. One who doesn't have a moral compass thinks it

is fine. (To do that on a national stage while running for president is another example of irrational behavior.)

Another example of no moral compass is when he insulted and argued with a Gold Star family who lost a son in the Iraq war again on a national stage running for president.

A third, and on going, example are the almost 3,000 lies or mostly false and false statements Trump has made since becoming president. His average is about 9 of these A DAY.

God, there are so many more.

#4 - Donald Trump is an Anti-Intellectual

It is not that President Trump isn't an intellectual, he actually self-admittedly opposes intellectualism.

Philosophical definition of Intellectualism: "the theory that knowledge is wholly or mainly derived from pure reason; rationalism."

In other words, intellectualism is coming to decision based on analysis and reason. And Trump has even said he doesn't believe in doing that.

Unlike all past presidents, President Trump skips reading the daily intelligence briefs (and almost any other written material). He also does not like presentations of fact (which was a big strike against former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster). Instead, he wants short oral updates of selected matters.

#3 - One Never Knows When Donald Trump Means What He Says

Case in point. On Jan 9, 2018, President Trump told a stunned nation (and 25 lawmakers) that "You folks are going to have to come up with a solution ... and if you do, I'm going to sign that solution." This was an unequivocal, unconditional declaration of intent. Congress did come up with such a solution and Trump reneged. And this is not a one-off.

While it is true politicians often make promises they don't keep, nobody is more prolific at it than Donald Trump. The truth is, studies show, that other politicians actually DO try to keep their promises at least 67% of the time.

Other examples 1 include his promise"

  • to release his tax returns,
  • make Mexico pay for his border wall 2,3,
  • pulling troops out of Afghanistan,

Additional examples where he broke America's promises to the world:

  • Pulling out of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement
  • Pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord
  • Trying to pull out of NAFTA
  • Pulling out of the 6 nation plus 1 Iran Nuclear Deal

1 These examples are ones Trump has control over.

2 Trump broke this promise by not trying to collect even though actually collection would have been impossible

3 To date, Trump doesn't have funding for his promised border wall either.

#2 - Donald Trump is a Serial Liar about Everything Large and Small

It is documented that Donald Trump lied throughout his campaign. According to various fact checking organizations about 70% of statements made by Trump for Mostly False, False, or Outright Lies 1. Since his inauguration, according several tracking organizations, Trump has veered from the truth over 3,000 times in the last 16 months. At this rate, and it seems to be accelerating, he will have deceived America over an astounding 9,000 times.

What does that mean? That the people of America and the world can not trust a word that America says.

1 By contrast, the same organizations said Hillary Clinton's rating was around 20%

#1 - Donald Trump Likely Suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)

As I said in the Hub I wrote on this subject, I am not a psychologist, psychiatrist, or medical doctor of any kind. But I am observant. I can read a subjective description and I can observe. If the observation matches the description, then I can reasonably conclude as a thinking human, that the person I am observing fits that description.

And that is what I did using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, edition 5 (DSM-5) description of what constitutes NPD. From this, I developed 23 statements about what people observe in Trump that match the various characteristics listed in the DSM-5. I think asked the readers how many of those 23 traits they see in him. Of the 24 responses so far, 76% say that 20 to 23 of them match what they observe. (only about 1/3 of the respondents said they were Left-leaning while none said they were Right-leaning.)

Examples of some of the questions are:

  1. Donald Trump is an over-the-top, larger-than-life character
  2. He clearly cannot take the tiniest of criticisms without lashing out in great verbal assaults, Hillary was quite right when she famously observed that Trump "can be baited by a tweet".

These help answer such criteria as:

  1. A grandiose logic of self-importance
  2. A desire for unwarranted admiration

If 5 of the 9 DSM-5 criteria are met, then potential NPD is indicated and should be further evaluated. It is my considered opinion that Donald Trump needs a major mental health evaluation. If you are interested in further detail (and render your opinion) about this, visit Does President Donald Trump Have a Mental Illness?

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    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      3 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      My readership is fine for most everything I write.

      "What is the significance of the Daniels lawsuit, that doesn't include Trump as a Defendant." - It is the fact that it is the President of the United States is caught up in multiple sordid lawsuits is what makes it significant. No other president, or world leader of an industrialized nation, has so many different lawsuits for so many different reasons IN HISTORY as Trump has.

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      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      ME

      You don't ever respond to my comments, you always make it personal and rude.

      You don't have the time to answer my questions

      Don't you think that this question should be answered?

      You ignored my comment on extortion.

      So lets get to your bottom line.

      What is the significance of the Daniels lawsuit, that doesn't include Trump as a Defendant.

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      Don't bother writing about immigration, no one on hubpages has enough time to read articles much less comment on them.

      Even Mike doesn't bother anymore. And how many words has ptosis written other than snide remarks.

      You might as well delete all my comments because nothing resonates with your TDS. That is not a personal attack it is an observation and its conclusion. Much like when you observed my writing and called me a conservative.

      As for the immigration, it has gone on from the 9th circuit, the liberal district court case, and no one has done anything about it. Trump didn't cause it. And what are you and your democrats doing for Americans and America? Nothing.

      Remember it is immigration law, and the president doesn't make law that is the job of the congress. And today, the republicans can't pass anything that the democrats don't want, so the blame goes on them.

      See you in 2024 Trump is good for two terms.

      Bye, just delete this with the rest of them.

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      3 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Sorry Brad, I only have so much time to respond so I need to pick and choose.

      Since you brought Clinton up I see that most of your points are either False, half-false, deflecting and you never ended up saying what that makes Clinton. In Trump's case, he is a sexual predator.

      "No question, and it isn't an issue that she got paid. And contracts are written so that one flaw doesn't void the whole contract.{ - Go back and read your law. The flaw must be not material to the contract. Not having one of the critical elements of a contract voids it. In terms of a contract with Trump, they are missing his signature. In terms of a contract with Cohen, they are missing "something of value".

      Now I am off to write a new hub on how Trump's immigration policy, besides leading to gross child abuse in the short-term, will lead to economic stagnation in the long-term.

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      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      ME

      There are a lot of questions:

      B:

      i also gave a lot of answers, and facts, and these are your only response. I thought you might comment on Clinton the non presidential duck:)

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      1. Who was the contract between? Was it Trump and Daniels or Cohen and Daniels? If it was Trump, there is no contract because Trump didn't sign. If it is Cohen, then what standing does he have to agree to the NDA?

      B:

      Once again the contract was executed, because performance in the form of $130,000 was paid in return for her to honor the NDA. The lawsuit that was filed doesn't name Trump as a defendant.

      There is an arbitration clause in the contract, and that should be honored and that is an issue that is still valid. The other defendant is her old attorney, arguing that he and Cohen were working together against her.

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      2. Who paid Daniels. It seems Trump did, via Cohen. But again, Trump didn't sign it. Since Trump paid the money, that means Cohen did not, he was just a conduit. If that is true, then nothing of value passed between Daniels and Cohen, to validate the NDA between those two people. As I sad, lots of questions.

      B:

      No question, and it isn't an issue that she got paid. And contracts are written so that one flaw doesn't void the whole contract.

      I put more information into previous comments that gave the facts.

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      3. Even the fact that Daniels was represented by counsel is now an open question of who her so-called lawyer was really working for.

      B:

      It is part of the complaint, and one of the causes of action. But again, another cause of action is the defamation alleged by Daniels against Cohen.

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      As to innocence, are you going to tell me you think O.J. Simpson is innocent?

      B:

      It is not what I or you think, it is a presumption of the law. And as Pelosi always says, we are a nation of laws and these laws must be followed.

      My point is that until a court and or a jury decides for the plaintiff or the defendant there is no answer other than the presumption of innocence. Without that presumption the justice and legal system is just a formality to the end result that people are guilty or liable bypassing the legal process.

      Many people have been wrongly convicted by a jury or judge, and most likely guilty people have been found not guilty. The burden of proof is on the plaintiff.

      In the OJ case, the criminal trial required they he be found guilty Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, and that was the burden of the prosecution. They failed.

      In the Civil trial brought by the Goldmans, the court found that OJ was liable. And that meant that the plaintiff satisfied proving their burden, which was merely a preponderance of the evidence.

      The criminal burden is tougher than the civil burden. So the win by the Goldman's in now undermined the criminal trial's jury verdict on not guilty.

      My point once again is that the justice system to work cannot and shouldn't be biased by public opinion.

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      B:

      You ignored my comment on extortion.

      So lets get to your bottom line.

      What is the significance of the Daniels lawsuit, that doesn't include Trump as a Defendant.

      Also consider that she did this contract in Oct 2016. Talk about influencing the election, I submit that her 2005-2006 alleged relationship with Donald Trump didn't really become an issue with her until Trump was in the final part of his campaign.

      Are you telling me that you in Trump's situation wouldn't have seen this as extortion. For nine years, Daniels didn't have any leverage for her allegations, but when Trump is nearing the election she demands to capitalize on the opportunity. At that point, having spent millions on his campaign, why wouldn't his lawyer Cohen try to make it go away.

      At one point, she thought that $130,000 was an adequate settlement. She gets the money, and then she wants to make more but the NDA is getting in her way.

      The contract specially mandates that arbitration as opposed to court action is the remedy.

      Anyway, what do you see as the significance to this case?

      I see it as extortion, and greed imho.

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      How does any of this affect his performance as president?

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      3 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      There are a lot of questions:

      1. Who was the contract between? Was it Trump and Daniels or Cohen and Daniels? If it was Trump, there is no contract because Trump didn't sign. If it is Cohen, then what standing does he have to agree to the NDA?

      2. Who paid Daniels. It seems Trump did, via Cohen. But again, Trump didn't sign it. Since Trump paid the money, that means Cohen did not, he was just a conduit. If that is true, then nothing of value passed between Daniels and Cohen, to validate the NDA between those two people. As I sad, lots of questions.

      3. Even the fact that Daniels was represented by counsel is now an open question of who her so-called lawyer was really working for.

      As to innocence, are you going to tell me you think O.J. Simpson is innocent?

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      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      ME

      Correction: I made a Time Magazine error, you are right she didn't lose her case on her NDA complaint, it was just delayed because of the Michael Cohen investigation.

      I have to really read the complaint to find the details of why this case still exists.

      What I got out of the few facts is that

      it was an Executed Contract.

      Money was paid under the terms of the contract

      Both sides had attorney's representing them.

      The government and companies use NDAs all the time.

      What happens when you violate a government NDA?

      That is all the information that could be construed as details about the lawsuit.

      You got me, I didn't check my sources.

      The presumption of innocence comment is still valid.

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      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      ME

      Really, and why doesn't that reasoning apply to the Clintons.

      Is this your 1+1= 2.

      People aren't statistics, and statistics aren't people. As you found out with the statistical failure when Trump won.

      1+1 =2 is an absolute, it never changes under the power of 10 base.

      1+1 = 10 under base 2. which is also an absolute under base 2.

      This math is not a prediction, it is a mathematical result, that doesn't change.

      Like your statistics, you have two different bases. One is for the democrats and Clinton, and the other is for Trump.

      How far back do you have to go to get any ducks on Trump?

      2005 for a casual talk with Bill Bush. And it was talk not deed.

      What have you got on ducks for president Trump.

      If you want to parade the duck, then we can do that with Clinton.

      Her handling of sec of state emails on her private server, leads to a lame duck president, emphasis on lame and not end of term.

      Her handling of those emails that were classified is another feather on Clinton the duck president.

      Her lying to congress that she had no classified emails on her private server is yet another feather.

      Her inability to use twice the money than Trump and still lose the election is another feather.

      Cheating on the primary debate getting the question ahead of the debate is another feather.

      I don't have the time to put all the feathers on this duck, but this isn't a presidential duck, it is a two time incompetent presidential candidate.

      BTW

      The whole point of my comment and apparently lost on your duck theory is that it is the job or a judge or a jury in a court of law that makes those beliefs.

      I can say that Hillary is guilty of many crimes, and I can even cite evidence to prove it, but until a court decides, it is my opinion. The same should be true of your making all these statements about Trump, and you don't even have evidence, and neither does Mueller.

      You didn't answer my question on what do you think that is stormy's case?

      I haven't read the court papers on it, only the blurbs that come and go.

      Which is nothing more that a title, and some subjective statements from Stormy.

      So should I conclude that you don't believe in the legal concept of presumption of innocence, and that public opinion should replace courts of law.

      BTW, one of your sample sizes was way under 100 and you apply this to the population of the nation? That is probably your error in not seeing the Trump win:)

      Thanks

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      3 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      I have no idea what court cases Daniels lost, I don't know she lost any.

      I didn't answer your presumption of innocence because it was ridiculous sharpshooting. But, if you must, I will use the conservative line - if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and looks like a duck ... In ADDITION he has publicly admitted to similar conduct on Howard Stern on other outlets. While there might be a 1% chance he didn't screw Daniels, it would be out of character for him not to. Besides, since you brought it while Trump said he didn't do it, she said he did. Since he lies a few order of magnitudes more than she does, I believe her.

      But statistics will show hat 1 + 1 = 2 some very high percentage of the time. It will divide the probability between how many times out of some large sample size a base larger than 2 was being used and how many time base 2 was being used.

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      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      Please delete all my comments unless you want to discuss them,

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      ME

      What is your 1+1 in this matter

      My comment also included the presumption of innocence which you chose not to answer.

      The president has denied having sex with Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford

      Yet, you put it in your article, why?

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      need some details here

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      Case in point. On Jan 9, 2018, President Trump told a stunned nation (and 25 lawmakers) that "You folks are going to have to come up with a solution ... and if you do, I'm going to sign that solution." This was an unequivocal, unconditional declaration of intent. Congress did come up with such a solution and Trump reneged. And this is not a one-off.

      BTW statistics never gives you 1+1=2 and that is the only math you and I discuss. So, it is a bad example for your comment here.

      By the way, what do you think her court case was?

      She actually had 2!

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      3 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      "Stormy Daniels case is lost and her attorney is moving on to illegal aliens." REALLY?? where is your proof for this FALSE statement? So, again what case is lost?

      I understand, Ptosis. Brad is the kind that will say I didn't state a fact when I say 1 + 1 = 2 and will disagree with me to boot.

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      3 months ago from now on

      Well Brad, as you already know hell will freeze over before Pitosis has something important to say, and we’ll never know if you say something important to him because he says he deletes everything you say.

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      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      ptosis

      Let me know when you have something important to say.

      Me

      you as well.

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      ptosis 

      3 months ago from Arizona

      We all suffer with him :/ - (ignore Brad - he's an AI bot potato-head). Whenever he comments on my articles I just permanently delete.

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      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      ME

      I can provide the answer but it has been around for a long time, and it is your game of rope a dope I am not playing.

      You can try to prove me wrong, but when you are this out of it, it wouldn't make any difference to you.

      Stormy Daniels case is lost and her attorney is moving on to illegal aliens.

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      3 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      "Seriously Dude"? That tells me you were making it up since you couldn't provide an answer.

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      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      ME

      Seriously dude!

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      3 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      What court?

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      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      ME

      Apparently you don't believe in the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law.

      Stormy Daniels porn star

      her case got thrown out of court, all you have left is her word?

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      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      ME

      ""As far as the Tax Plan helping him and the others like him. You realize that it also encompasses the rich democrats like Maxine Waters, and Nancy Pelosi." - And They Voted Against it din't they, so what's your point?

      B:

      That is the point. these people don't make their money from wages, and that is the people that get the cuts.

      BTW

      In 2013, one of the few deductions that can be used by wage earner was decreased by congress. That deduction is the medical deduction. After the 1986 Tax Reform Act the wage earners lost all but a few of the deductions. The medical deduction threshold was 7.5% but in 2013 it was raised to 10%.

      Here congress is preying on the wage earner and more importantly on those people that have large medical bills not totally covered by their insurance. The 7.5% was high then, but 10% now is a crime. In actuality congress both parties could have helped all of these people but chose not to.

      Trump didn't address this either, and because the democrats didn't supply their own tax plan, we will never know if they would have lowered it. It should actually be set no higher than 2%.

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      "The US intelligence agencies were run by people in top management that subverted the law, and became very political. " - AND HOW did they do that?? By disagreeing with you and Trump? What is your evidence for that Totally Absurd claim?

      B:

      Seriously, they did it by either being corrupt or incompetent. They failed us in 911. They failed to get OBL for over a decade. Then they kill and dispose of his body, when they could have gotten some good answers about 911.

      They failed to protect the WTC in 1993, and then didn't track down a 6ft 3in OBL that had a huge entourage.

      On 911, they failed to detect the 19 Terrorists and try and stop the attack. They didn't even get to any of the planes. Not even the Pentagon, with Andrews Air Force base within spitting distance.

      They didn't give the correct intel on Iraq, saying there was WMD there, but none were found. This led us into two needless wars. And Afghanistan as well as Vietnam weren't beaten by a super power.

      Then 17 US intel agencies agree that Russia influenced our elections, and yet after two years no evidence has been found.

      Then we have the IG 568 pages showing the bias at the top.

      ---------------------------------------

      "The reason that Bill Gates doubled his worth since 2008 is directly attributable to the Internal Revenue Code." - SO YOU are saying Bill Gates didn't Earn his money and that the IRS gave it to him?

      B:

      I am saying that he couldn't have doubled his billions without the democrat and republican supplied Internal Revenue Code.

      Do the math.

      ------------------------------------

      "That is a good thing because you don't want these intel agencies to be politically motivated, " - AND THE DOJ IG report just said there WAS NO political motivation. (I assume you will say the IG was politically motivated to since it disagrees with you)

      B:

      I say that the iG report is not a complete picture of what had gone on and it still going on. A special counsel needs to investigate the investigation. The IG was the wrong department to make this investigation.

      When the IG says that there was no political motivation does that mean that you think there was no corruption. For example, Strzok sat on the emails on Weiner's computer for a month. What was the motivation for that. The IG said he was too busy with the Russian investigation? And investigation that even today and over $17 million can't find any crime. Collusion is not a federal crime, so why is the an investigation in search of a crime.

      ------------------------------------

      "I would have entirely replaced the Income Tax with a National Sales Tax." - ACTUALLY, I agree with you. (you can get up off the floor now)

      B:

      I am feeling lightheaded:)

      ---------------------------------------------

      "The IRS has its own justice system and it can as used by Obama and Lerner as a political bully stick." - THE final report on that conservative propaganda point debunked about 99% of it. You need to find something that is actually true.

      B:

      Maybe if we didn't have a corrupt upper management in the Obama administration we could get to the truth.

      It is not patently untrue, it just hasn't been properly investigated.

      --------------------------------

      "Trump has changed the view of the world about the US" - YES, you are correct here, they are BACK to Hating us, thinking the US cannot be trusted to keep its word AGAIN, and that Trump is a very dangerous, deranged, laughingstock.

      B:

      So what, his point was that they have been freeloading on the US taxpayer, and now Trump is saying, pony up.

      Trump may not be liked, but he is respected.

      How is he dangerous?

      How is he deranged?

      How is he the laughing stock?

      These do fit well if we were describing Hillary or Barack.

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      "The fact is that he called the world freeloaders, and told them the gravy train from the US is over.: - Yes, he said that, but it doesn't make it true (although it looks like you think ANYTHING he says is the gospel) and in fact it is VERY FALSE

      B:

      I didn't follow Trump's views, they are similar to the views that I have had for a long time.

      There you go again, throwing out the FACT word with zero evidence. It is just an infliction from your TDS:)

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      "The Iran deal was a bad deal for the US. The Paris Accord was a bad deal for the US" - WRONG again. They were both very good for the US AND the World."

      B:

      Why is the Iran deal good, and if so why did Obama do an end run around congress. And to date there is still no congressional approval.

      Iran is heavily involved with the Syrian war and Russia.

      What is the benefit of the Paris Accord for the US?

      We pay out billions, so other countries can pollute and bill us?

      According to the great Al Gore, we are all dead or dying now?

      This is another of those all 17 intelligence agencies agree, and 90% of the scientific community agrees.

      The 17 intelligence agencies all used a single document that wasn't verified, that turned out to be an HRC opposition paper. They then used that document to get a FISA warrant based on it.

      These 17 intelligence agencies were totally out played by 19 Muslim Terrorist that successfully killed over 3000 people on a budget that would even be enough to pay for just one of these agencies group lunch meetings.

      And you want us to believe in them?

      Most of the scientific community works on grants, and many of them that would say they didn't believe in the Climate Change Paris Accord would not get funded.

      It is the old knee jerk conclusion from the survey that says 4 out of 5 doctors recommend brand X. What they want us to believe is that 80% of all doctors agree with this statement. Yet, the survey is vague and ambiguous as well as meaningless.

      Why did you like NAFTA, or any other of the trade agreements?

      Once again, I have to ask is where does your personal and emotional rage come from in regards to Donald Trump.

      Peter Strzok had the same opinion about Trump saying that he couldn't get 1 vote out of the 100 million. Yet, there is no substance that is attached to his emotion.

      Do you have any substantive, or substantial backing for your negative statements about the president of the US.

      When you were in the military, did you have these feeling against any of the top brass or the president? If so how did you handle it, if not how would you have handled it.

      Compare that to how you are not handling president Trump very well.

      I would like to know but the reasons need to have something to stick to rather than simply rhetoric.

      Thanks

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      My Esoteric 

      3 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      "As far as the Tax Plan helping him and the others like him. You realize that it also encompasses the rich democrats like Maxine Waters, and Nancy Pelosi." - And They Voted Against it din't they, so what's your point?

      "The US intelligence agencies were run by people in top management that subverted the law, and became very political. " - AND HOW did they do that?? By disagreeing with you and Trump? What is your evidence for that Totally Absurd claim?

      "The reason that Bill Gates doubled his worth since 2008 is directly attributable to the Internal Revenue Code." - SO YOU are saying Bill Gates didn't Earn his money and that the IRS gave it to him?

      "That is a good thing because you don't want these intel agencies to be politically motivated, " - AND THE DOJ IG report just said there WAS NO political motivation. (I assume you will say the IG was politically motivated to since it disagrees with you)

      "I would have entirely replaced the Income Tax with a National Sales Tax." - ACTUALLY, I agree with you. (you can get up off the floor now)

      "The IRS has its own justice system and it can as used by Obama and Lerner as a political bully stick." - THE final report on that conservative propaganda point debunked about 99% of it. You need to find something that is actually true.

      "Trump has changed the view of the world about the US" - YES, you are correct here, they are BACK to Hating us, thinking the US cannot be trusted to keep its word AGAIN, and that Trump is a very dangerous, deranged, laughingstock.

      "The fact is that he called the world freeloaders, and told them the gravy train from the US is over.: - Yes, he said that, but it doesn't make it true (although it looks like you think ANYTHING he says is the gospel) and in fact it is VERY FALSE

      "The Iran deal was a bad deal for the US. The Paris Accord was a bad deal for the US" - WRONG again. They were both very good for the US AND the World.

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      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      ME

      ""Did you like his world apology tour for the US, which he is still doing today?" - Conservative propaganda, you know as well as I that myth has been debunked many times!!

      "He is the only president that can rework the establishment to work for the people instead of the third parties that finance the congress and the presidents." - WELL that hasn't happened has it. Trump wants the people to work for Trump, not the other way around. What major thing has he done for the People? The GOPTaxScam wasn't one for sure. It helped him and others like him"

      B:

      The US intelligence agencies were run by people in top management that subverted the law, and became very political. Slowly but surely Trump is getting them out of the administration.

      That is a good thing because you don't want these intel agencies to be politically motivated, and they still are until all of them are outed.

      The democrats didn't contribute to the tax plan at all, and why isn't this tax plan better than the others of Obama,and GW Bush.

      As far as the Tax Plan helping him and the others like him. You realize that it also encompasses the rich democrats like Maxine Waters, and Nancy Pelosi.

      I am not crazy about the Trump or any other tax plan that leaves the Income Tax as the source. The reason that Bill Gates doubled his worth since 2008 is directly attributable to the Internal Revenue Code.

      This code is almost unusable by wage earners which are the 90% of those taxed. While the 10% and especially the 1% have all the advantages of avoiding, deferring, minimizing or other means of lowering or not paying taxes. Forget the marginal high tax rates for the rich. They use the IRC to get around it.

      I would have entirely replaced the Income Tax with a National Sales Tax. It already exists at the state level, so any objections to it have already been dealt with at the state level.

      The flat tax still uses the Income Tax. The IRS has its own justice system and it can as used by Obama and Lerner as a political bully stick.

      It is not a fair system, and it is a system that forces you to give up your constitutional rights, including the 4th , and 5th amendment, as well as due process, and equal opportunity of the 14th amendment.

      Paying taxes as you go keeps all your constitutional rights, the government doesn't need the full force of the IRS and they can be used to keep the banks and the large mega corporations under better control.

      Trump didn't do that because both parties like the Income Tax.

      Getting out of all these Obama deals was good for the people and the country.

      The Paris accord wasn't going to lower emissions, it was going to tax the US to allow third world countries to ramp up their industries which then would compete against us.

      Even if Climate Change was real, what confidence would you have of us changing nature. With all of our technology nature even outwits the prediction of weather.

      Trump has improved the Veterans Services.

      Trump has taken the Obamacare Tax out.

      Trump has changed the view of the world about the US from the8 year world apology tour of Obama to getting more respect from the world. It is irrelevant whether they like us or not.

      The fact is that he called the world freeloaders, and told them the gravy train from the US is over.

      While Obama in his last presidential days tried real hard to get the us fired up for a war with Russia, Trump has not escalated was for the US. Even a cold war with Russia was the aim for Obama.

      The Iran deal was a bad deal for the US.

      The Paris Accord was a bad deal for the US

      The pipeline is a good deal for the US because today the US is self sufficient on oil, and the other oil producing countries now can't squeeze us like they did in the 70s.

      Sanctuary cities and states are not good for the US, and Trump is making changes in immigration that congress, all of them refused to do. DACA really isn't helping the people of the US. We have a big homeless problem in the US today, especially in Blue California.

      Seriously, the democrats have moved on from the Blacks as their core voters to the illegals. The news democrat voters are the illegals and the refugees. In California, they even get full California Driver Licenses. So, when photo id's are required to vote, the democrats got that covered.

      Trump also tightened up national security, and would accomplish more if the democrats would care about national security.

      Ironic, they also complain about all the seats in the State Dept that Trump hasn't filled, and everyone he submits has to go through an unnecessary gauntlet.

      What Trump has accomplished is to actually get the democrats to do their job, and their job isn't trying to fabricate Articles of Impeachment.

      If we sent all the democrats in congress home, the country would run smoother, no one would even miss them.

      BTW, I was watching a tidbit on the governor race in CA. The republican was commenting to Gavin Newsom about he can't be trusted with the state. The reason is that Newsom did the wife of his campaign manager, during the campaign.

      What say you

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      3 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Brad -

      "Did you like his world apology tour for the US, which he is still doing today?" - Conservative propaganda, you know as well as I that myth has been debunked many times!!

      "He is the only president that can rework the establishment to work for the people instead of the third parties that finance the congress and the presidents." - WELL that hasn't happened has it. Trump wants the people to work for Trump, not the other way around. What major thing has he done for the People? The GOPTaxScam wasn't one for sure. It helped him and others like him.

      MIKE -

      "1 Donald Trump is president and will be president until 2020 and may even get a second term." - Trump is legally sitting in the oval office (with the illegal help of the Russians), but HE is NO president; he is shaming the office. Since he lucked into his 1st term, all I can say about his 2nd is God I Hope Not for the sake of America. If he hasn't destroyed us by 2020, he certainly will by 2024 when he transforms himself into a true dictator, now just a wannabe.

      "2. He has drastically improved the economy for everyone." - SORRY to disappoint - GDP growth is statistically the same under Trump as it was under Obama. At least Trump hasn't hurt GDP yet. Same-same for manufacturing jobs, growth hasn't changed from the Obama administration and overall job growth is worse.

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      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      ME

      "Brad - "Kennedy and Clinton did it in the White House.

      When did president Trump do this?" - Don't deflect, we aren't talking about Kennedy or Clinton, we are talking about Trump. Whether Kennedy or Clinton caroused to doesn't change the fact that Trump is a master at it, does it? Your comment also say you agree with my comment

      B:

      The point here is that president Trump didn't do it, at all. But JFK and Clinton during their presidency and that is the important difference. President Trump is not doing what they did in office.

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      "In addition to these three, there is good evidence that these presidents also had a wandering appendage: B: Irrelevant" WHY?

      B:

      None of this is relevant. Trump has to be judged on what he is doing as president. How far back do you go on Trump to find these allegations. As president he is doing is job, and there are no distractions. What is the point?

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      "... he dumped his first wife after having a public affair with his second wife.... B: Not president Trump" - WHAT has that to do with anything, we are talking about his lack of character, hypocrisy, ...

      B:

      And how does that have any bearing on his being president? The past is prologue.

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      "Women Trump Sexually Abused, allegedly: B: Again not president Trump And allegations are not facts are they?" - AGAIN with pointless "president" thing. Multiple women over a span of years ALL say similar things, any unbiased, thinking person will understand the truth of the allegations. Face it, Trump is a sexual predator."

      B:

      Innocent until proven guilty, oh wait that is an American concept something you may not be familiar with.

      Again, you are going to make a claim based on allegations?

      How sad, how desperate, how childish to do anything and everything because you HRC lost the presidency twice, and to Donald Trump. What has he done to you as president that you keep on doing this series of meaningless non factual attempts to find a kink in the armor of the president.

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      Can't you find anything current?

      Looking forward to your other replies to my comments.

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      3 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Brad - "Kennedy and Clinton did it in the White House.

      When did president Trump do this?" - Don't deflect, we aren't talking about Kennedy or Clinton, we are talking about Trump. Whether Kennedy or Clinton caroused to doesn't change the fact that Trump is a master at it, does it? Your comment also say you agree with my comment

      "In addition to these three, there is good evidence that these presidents also had a wandering appendage: B: Irrelevant" WHY?

      "... he dumped his first wife after having a public affair with his second wife.... B: Not president Trump" - WHAT has that to do with anything, we are talking about his lack of character, hypocrisy, ...

      "Women Trump Sexually Abused, allegedly: B: Again not president Trump And allegations are not facts are they?" - AGAIN with pointless "president" thing. Multiple women over a span of years ALL say similar things, any unbiased, thinking person will understand the truth of the allegations. Face it, Trump is a sexual predator.

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      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      TSAD

      He had a saying about everything didn't he.

      Thanks

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      3 months ago from now on

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      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      ME

      ""To have many casual sexual affairs. Used especially of a man." You didn't listen to the BIlly Bush recording did you. Trump said that was him on the tape before he lied about it not being him. There are other occasions Trump bragged about it (I'll let your google them) https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-reco...

      B:

      You are going to use a private conversation from 2005 a single thread in your blanket of sickness to make it look like Donald Trump is the new Bill Clinton.

      What Clinton did was a the Governor of Arkansas, and the President of the US? What has president Trump done in office?

      What is wrong with you? You really have a bad and maybe incurable case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

      What is your goal here?

      We had to endure 8 years of Obama and you and your kind couldn't even endure from Nov 9, 2016 to Jan 20, 2017.

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      A B Williams 

      3 months ago from Central Florida

      My oh My, I thought you had completely ignored my comment, but you did have a response....ugly, but a response nonetheless.

      You know perfectly well what I meant, I'll not do the round and round with you.

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      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      ME

      #5 - Donald Trump Has No Moral Compass

      Moral Compass: a natural feeling that makes people know what is right and wrong and how they should behave:

      Donald Trump has spent his whole life showing the world, in stark detail, that he has absolutely "NO MORAL COMPASS". It is open to debate whether Donald Trump has a strong since of right and wrong. The lack of a moral compass is another indicator of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).

      A prime example of this (there is a video below) is when, at a campaign rally, Trump gesticulated wildly, flinging is arms about in a flapping motion (remember, is is a presidential candidate here) trying to imitate a handicapped reporter he doesn't like in the audience. A person with a moral compass knows immediately that shouldn't be done and refrain from doing it. One who doesn't have a moral compass thinks it

      is fine. (To do that on a national stage while running for president is another example of irrational behavior.)

      Another example of no moral compass is when he insulted and argued with a Gold Star family who lost a son in the Iraq war again on a national stage running for president.

      A third, and on going, example are the almost 3,000 lies or mostly false and false statements Trump has made since becoming president. His average is about 9 of these A DAY.

      God, there are so many more

      B:

      This is total BS and you know it.

      What does this fiction have to do with president Trump?

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      #7 Donald Trump is Transactional

      This means that Donald Trump has no plan for the future beyond a set of ideas. He does not know how to get from here to there. This is clear from things like:

      His "Infrastructure" idea. Wilbur Ross wrote a white paper outline of how it might work, yet there it sits.

      He never had an economic plan and things he agreed to during its formulation in Congress he disagreed with the next day.

      Kim Kardashian suggests he pardon a lady who received a horrible sentence for a minor crime and without further ado, he does. (Granted, it was a good commutation, but the process was non-existent).

      B:

      More irrelevant and just childish disdain for the president of the US.

      Once again is that all you got?

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      Simply put, when Trump sees a shiny object he likes, he reacts, regardless of the consequences

      B:

      Simply put you are jealous.

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      # 8 - Trump is Not Rational

      B:

      President Trump is doing his job, and doing it well.

      He has no help from the democrats, or the Rinos.

      How rational is HRC ?

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      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      ME

      #4 - Donald Trump is an Anti-Intellectual

      It is not that President Trump isn't an intellectual, he actually self-admittedly opposes intellectualism.

      Philosophical definition of Intellectualism: "the theory that knowledge is wholly or mainly derived from pure reason; rationalism."

      In other words, intellectualism is coming to decision based on analysis and reason. And Trump has even said he doesn't believe in doing that.

      Unlike all past presidents, President Trump skips reading the daily intelligence briefs (and almost any other written material). He also does not like presentations of fact (which was a big strike against former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster). Instead, he wants short oral updates of selected matters.

      b:

      What is the purpose of those statement? What do they prove?

      The answer is there is no purpose except to try and dis president Trump.

      They prove nothing!

      Look at the track record of the country and see how pathetically the previous presidents failed.

      FDR

      Today we are stuck with his taxes SS. Don't confuse dependency by the elderly as success.

      He got us into WWII the same way that GW Bush got us into Iraq and Afghanistan.

      Fortunately, WWII was the real economic recovery. Yes it was because without the war the recession would have lingered on and on.

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      LBJ

      Took the 15000 observers in Vietnam put in place by JFK and increased that to 550000 troops and then lost the war.

      He also took the SS tax from FDR and added another tax Medicare. Medicare has existed since the beginning as the pay machine for fraud. And once again, don;t confuse need for success

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      Richard Nixon

      He ended or I should say pulled our troops out of Vietnam.

      He really didn't do anything more than other presidents, except he got caught.

      ----------------------------.

      Ronald Reagan

      His biggest success was the Berlin Wall.

      His failure the Contras, the reason for that failure was GH Bush.

      When he got into office the prime interest rate was over 20 percent.

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      Jimmy Carter

      455 days of hostages

      Failed military rescue

      ---------------------------------

      Bill Clinton

      The oval office became a motel 6

      He was impeached for lying but not removed from office.

      He failed to pursue Osama Bin Laden after the WTC was bombed in 1993.

      He didn't accomplish any military objectives.

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      GW Bush

      Relied on the US intelligence agencies saying that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. They did not but the war in both Iraq and Afghanistan lasted through the Obama presidency. And Afghanistan is still at war even today.

      The US intelligence either lied to congress or they are incompetent. Have they changed any today?

      The 2008 economic failure happened on his watch, but no one in congress had a clue. And they all looked liked deer in the headlight when it collapsed shortly before the election.

      Obama

      I can't say that anything he was involved in worked out for the better.

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      My point is that this is your comparison to president Trump's methods.

      Unlike all past presidents, and why should they be used as the ways things should be done by president Trump?

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      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      ME

      #3 - One Never Knows When Donald Trump Means What He Says

      Case in point. On Jan 9, 2018, President Trump told a stunned nation (and 25 lawmakers) that "You folks are going to have to come up with a solution ... and if you do, I'm going to sign that solution." This was an unequivocal, unconditional declaration of intent. Congress did come up with such a solution and Trump reneged. And this is not a one-off.

      B:

      What exactly are you talking about, and did he really?

      ----------------------------

      While it is true politicians often make promises they don't keep, nobody is more prolific at it than Donald Trump. The truth is, studies show, that other politicians actually DO try to keep their promises at least 67% of the time.

      B:

      There you go with the no bounds no facts stats.

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      Other examples 1 include his promise"

      to release his tax returns,

      B:

      So what?

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      make Mexico pay for his border wall 2

      B:

      What have the democrats and Rinos done to any Trump attempt at the wall. And more importantly he is still president, and he has started the wall. You don't want the wall and neither do the democrats because they want the illegal voters.

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      ,3,

      pulling troops out of Afghanistan,

      B:

      https://www.army.mil/article/206840/army_general_u...

      ---------------------------------

      Additional examples where he broke America's promises to the world:

      Pulling out of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement

      B:

      Bad deal for America.

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      Pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord

      B:

      Bad deal for America

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      Trying to pull out of NAFTA

      B:

      Another bad deal for America

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      Pulling out of the 6 nation plus 1 Iran Nuclear Deal

      B:

      How did that deal where we gave Iran billions of dollars, and even converted them to US dollars, along with releasing sanctions help?

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      1 These examples are ones Trump has control over.

      2 Trump broke this promise by not trying to collect even though actually collection would have been impossible

      3 To date, Trump doesn't have funding for his promised border wall either.

      B:

      Is that all you got?

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      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      ME

      #2 - Donald Trump is a Serial Liar about Everything Large and Small

      It is documented that Donald Trump lied throughout his campaign. According to various fact checking organizations about 70% of statements made by Trump for Mostly False, False, or Outright Lies 1. Since his inauguration, according several tracking organizations, Trump has veered from the truth over 3,000 times in the last 16 months. At this rate, and it seems to be accelerating, he will have deceived America over an astounding 9,000 times.

      What does that mean? That the people of America and the world can not trust a word that America says.

      1 By contrast, the same organizations said Hillary Clinton's rating was around 20%

      B:

      What has president Trump lied about that matters?

      He has been in office for over 500 days, and your answer needs to have some negative impact from the lie.

      We really can't make this comparison with Hillary Clinton because she isn't the president, and she will never be the president.

      But as a presidential candidate she lied about everything. From the Benghazi to the emails and beyond.

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      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      ME

      Brad -

      "Just because the left treats these people as pseudo American citizens, they are not. We have the right to extend or reject entry into our country." - Actually, until Trump revoked their status, they WERE legally in this country.

      B:

      Really tell me how illegals become legal?

      -----------------------------------------

      Because Trump can play God with peoples lives, he does and has SCREWED millions of people who were obeying American laws, paying American taxes (which they won't be now), adding to American productivity (which they won't be now), and adding to American economic growth (which they won't be now) all because he is an idiot who hasn't a clue as to what he is doing.

      B:

      There you go again with the name calling.

      Seriously, he is an idiot, and what does that make you?

      The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a conservative advocacy group that favors tighter immigration laws, argues that the answer is clear: illegal aliens cost U.S. taxpayers more than $100 billion each year.

      Cost estimates usually only measure the fiscal cost, which weighs government spending (such as on public schools, medical care, incarceration and unemployment benefits) against government income (from income, property and sales taxes.) All those interviewed for this story said they can only make rough estimates, since it's almost impossible to gather accurate data about illegal residents.

      Martin argues that more than half of the country's illegal immigrants work in the "underground economy," meaning that they are paid cash under the table, without paying any kind of taxes

      https://abcnews.go.com/Business/illegal-immigrants...

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      "And he was correct. It was a fair question and his right." - OK, so you have admitted you are as racists as Trump is. You probably think most Latinos are criminals and rapists to, just like Trump says they are.

      B:

      There is nothing racist about facts, the US jails and prisons are filled with them. And how safe is it for sanctuary cities and CA to harbor convicted Illegal Alien Felons?

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      "With this "What human rights do any of us have under the constitution?" you prove your ignorance about American history and the Constitution

      "In a memo to federal prosecutors today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions determined that the 1964 Title VII civil rights law — which prohibits workplace discrimination ..." is simply Sessions' and Trump's bigoted beliefs and are persons with the power to enforce it for the moment. I suspect that decision is being litigated at the moment.

      B:

      You didn't read the whole story, And I believe you are more than a bigot, you are unAmerican. You want to champion illegals, lgbt, refugees and criminals, but what do you care about are own, are legal, are Americans, our poor, our homeless, our veterans, our farmers, our gridlock in congress Or the inequity of benefits, pensions, healthcare given to federal workers but not even available or affordable in the private sector. They are public servants getting benefits that should go to their master.

      ------------------------------------

      "I don't understand your point, especially when democrats have sanctuaries that hide illegal alien convicted felons from being deported. Is that making us safer?"

      WRONG - many studies show illegal aliens' and immigrants are much more law abiding that native born Americans - I'm pretty sure you won't read this, but others will - http://immigrationimpact.com/2015/07/08/immigrants...

      B:

      We are talking about illegal aliens that have committed felonies in the US, they have been convicted, sentenced and served their time.

      -----------------------------------.

      You replied

      "Obama’s advocacy of drones has widespread support in Washington’s foreign-policy and defense establishments." - BUT I wrote

      "The Trump administration’s reported revision of the policy for drone strikes outside conventional war zones allows attacks on lower-level terrorism suspects in more countries, with less oversight, and greater secrecy."

      Are you telling me you are unable to discern the difference??

      B:

      A terrorist is a terrorist. Why do you care about them?

      Why is it that you don't have any concerns about the country and the people that are here legally?

      Did you think that the defense given by the entire US military was adequate because on 3000 people died, and damage was contained to a small geographic area?

      But now you are concerned about lower, not low level terrorists, when you didn't care about 911?

      The US might was outwitted by 19 terrorists, could they be the lower level terrorists that you are concerned about. When does a terrorist not become a deadly threat.

      BTW

      I commented on much more, does that mean you agree with those comments?

    • fpherj48 profile image

      Paula 

      3 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Excuse me, ME, how about some reading comprehension and literal translation. Brad's question refers to PRESIDENT Trump. Hello...meaning, WHEN did he do what you mention, as President.

      His "philandering," so-to-speak, the common sin of 90% of the Universal male population, occurred decades ago.....not in the White House (hey there Monica & Marilyn)

      It becomes tiring, educating a grown man who claims to be the smartest man in the room. You may brag about reading a lot, now try understanding what you read. Unbelievable. Never could tolerate a man whose heaviest hitting comes from below his belt as opposed to above the neck. What I know about you is that you should have never, ever played your delusional superior intellect game with me. All you can possibly do is lose. You bore me.

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      3 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      You asked "When did president Trump do this?" YOU HAVE GOT to be kidding me. To save space, I will give you one of MANY examples - https://pagesix.com/2018/04/21/ivana-trump-says-do... - You really don't read much, do you.

      "To have many casual sexual affairs. Used especially of a man." You didn't listen to the BIlly Bush recording did you. Trump said that was him on the tape before he lied about it not being him. There are other occasions Trump bragged about it (I'll let your google them) https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-reco...

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      3 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      TASD - your responses are so vacuous that there is nothing substantial to respond to.

      Brad -

      "Just because the left treats these people as pseudo American citizens, they are not. We have the right to extend or reject entry into our country." - Actually, until Trump revoked their status, they WERE legally in this country. Because Trump can play God with peoples lives, he does and has SCREWED millions of people who were obeying American laws, paying American taxes (which they won't be now), adding to American productivity (which they won't be now), and adding to American economic growth (which they won't be now) all because he is an idiot who hasn't a clue as to what he is doing.

      "And he was correct. It was a fair question and his right." - OK, so you have admitted you are as racists as Trump is. You probably think most Latinos are criminals and rapists to, just like Trump says they are.

      "With this "What human rights do any of us have under the constitution?" you prove your ignorance about American history and the Constitution

      "In a memo to federal prosecutors today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions determined that the 1964 Title VII civil rights law — which prohibits workplace discrimination ..." is simply Sessions' and Trump's bigoted beliefs and are persons with the power to enforce it for the moment. I suspect that decision is being litigated at the moment.

      "I don't understand your point, especially when democrats have sanctuaries that hide illegal alien convicted felons from being deported. Is that making us safer?" WRONG - many studies show illegal aliens' and immigrants are much more law abiding that native born Americans - I'm pretty sure you won't read this, but others will - http://immigrationimpact.com/2015/07/08/immigrants...

      You replied

      "Obama’s advocacy of drones has widespread support in Washington’s foreign-policy and defense establishments." - BUT I wrote

      "The Trump administration’s reported revision of the policy for drone strikes outside conventional war zones allows attacks on lower-level terrorism suspects in more countries, with less oversight, and greater secrecy."

      Are you telling me you are unable to discern the difference??

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      ME

      here is a preview of my next section of your article.

      ----------------It is not rational to pop-off at new conference prior to attending the 2018 G7 minus 1 conference that Russia should have a seat at the table again "without telling Anyone he was going to do it". Apparently Trump forgot WHY Russia had been kicked out (invading the Ukraine) and when reminded why by a reporter replied something to the effect "it was Obama's time, not my problem".

      b:

      How does that comport with Obama invading Libya and making a regime change.

      How does that comport with GW Bush invading two countries to get terrorists who have no country?

      Obama trying to influence the Israel election is OK but no other country should do the same to us.

      ----------------------

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      ME

      part 3

      ------------------

      Then there is this regarding Trump's respect for Americans with Disabilities (see video)

      God, there is so much more!

      Trump Disrespects Disabled Reporter

      #9 - Donald Trump Actively Oppose Constitutional Rights

      https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/26/politics/trump-righ...

      B:

      How did he do it?

      -------------------------

      Consider the Following from Donald Trump:

      Trump has shown disdain for the separation of powers by repeatedly attacking the federal judiciary and individual judges who have ruled against him - A violation of Article II and III of the Constitution

      B:

      Really. How is it a violation?

      -------------------------------

      He has made a mockery of the emoluments clause by refusing to divest his tangled business empire and profiting openly off his presidency - a violation of Article 1 of the Constitution

      B:

      Do you see congress or Mueller on this issue?

      Mueller and Rosenstein violated the emoluments clause, where is there reprimand?

      ----------------

      He has abused the pardon power by granting pardons or commutations to his political or philosophical friends including Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Scooter Libby, and Denish D'Souza. He has threatened to pardon people who have or potentially will provide testimony against him in Robert Mueller's Russian investigation such as Carter Page, Gen Flynn, George Papadopoulos, Paul Manafort, Michael, Cohen, and many others including HIMSELF. He is also suggesting he may pardon like-minded politicians like Rod Blagojevich

      B:

      You call it abuse, but it is his power to do with it, not yours.

      He unlike the rest of the presidents is not waiting until the last moments of his term to issue them.

      Why is Blagojevich not to be pardoned.?

      Again you are not the president.

      ---------------------

      “Donald J. Trump is calling for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.” (Dec. 7, 2015) - a violation of the 1st Amendment

      B:

      Another false statement.

      What is Dec 7, 2015?

      -----------------------------

      Trump suggested immigrants at the border could be summarily deported without any hearing to determine if they deserved asylum or were US citizens wrongly apprehended - a violation of the 5th and 6th Amendments

      B:

      Wrong again?

      -----------------------

      On May 24, 2018 Trump STATED that the system of immigration judges "corrupt" and even more scary, "Whoever heard of a system where you put people through trials? Where do these judges come from?" (Where the hell did Trump come from??) - a violation of Article II and III and the 5th and 6th Amendments

      B:

      You are clueless about the law.

      -------------------------------

      Trump said of NFL players who refuse to stand for the anthem: "Maybe you shouldn't be in the country." - a violation of the 1st Amendment

      B:

      How does saying that violate Free Speech?

      Wrong again.

      --------------------

      Referring to a "raid' (his term for a lawfully executed search warrant) by the FBI on his personal attorney's, Michael Cohen, home and offices Trump said the court-approved subpoena, was "an attack on our country ..." - a violation of Article II and III of the Constitution

      B:

      What happened to attorney client privilege?

      And how did the FBI get the Email servers, cell phones, and emails from HRC?

      She deleted 33,000 emails from a server that was under a subpoena duces tecum. That is obstruction of justice by her, and by the FBI for not prosecuting the obstruction.

      It was also a violation of keeping government records.

      The servers were scrubbed clean, and then the drives physically destroyed, as were all the cell phones.

      And these materials were under investigation for unlawfully having classified material on it.

      Compare what the FBI did with Cohen, and what were they trying to prove with the search warrant?

      Should I continue, or are you going to give the well I am obviously wrong and don't understand. Show TSAD how right you are here.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      ME

      part 2

      ------------------

      In October, the White House released immigration principles and policies that will weaken protections for child migrants and refugees.

      B:

      Just because the left treats these people as pseudo American citizens, they are not. We have the right to extend or reject entry into our country.

      -------------------------

      Candidate Donald Trump derided US District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel for his "Mexican" heritage and said Curiel was not going to be impartial because of his heritage

      B:

      And he was correct. It was a fair question and his right.

      ------------------------

      Trump unexpectedly banned lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender (LGBT) from joining or staying in the military. This is just one in a series of actions designed to deprive the LGBT community of their human rights.people undermines their rights.

      b:

      What human rights do any of us have under the constitution?

      -------------------------------

      Trump directed AG Jeff Session and the Justice Department to reverse the position that the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in the workplace on the basis of gender identity.

      b:

      In a memo to federal prosecutors today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions determined that the 1964 Title VII civil rights law — which prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of sex — does not apply to transgender or gender non-conforming people. The decision officially reverses an Obama-era policy that the law should be interpreted to include transgender workers.

      "Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination encompasses discrimination between men and women but does not encompass discrimination based on gender identity per se, including transgender status," Sessions wrote in the memo, obtained by BuzzFeed.

      Sessions directed the Department of Justice to take that stance in all current and future matters concerning Title VII. Yet, he also said that "this is a conclusion of law, not policy," and that “the Justice Department must and will continue to affirm the dignity of all people, including transgender individuals."

      -----------------------

      The Trump administration’s reported revision of the policy for drone strikes outside conventional war zones allows attacks on lower-level terrorism suspects in more countries, with less oversight, and greater secrecy.

      B:

      Obama’s advocacy of drones has widespread support in Washington’s foreign-policy and defense establishments. As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton wholeheartedly backed the drone campaigns in Pakistan and Yemen. Republican hawks like John McCain and Lindsey Graham, who otherwise criticize the President as effete and indecisive, are also enthusiastic.

      ----------------

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      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      ME

      It is clear that you really don't have any knowledge of the law or the constitution.

      -----------------

      PHILANDERER:

      1. To have a sexual affair with someone who is not one's spouse or partner. Used especially of a man.

      B:

      When did president Trump do this?

      ---------------------------------------------

      2. To have many casual sexual affairs. Used especially of a man.

      B:

      When did president Trump do this?

      --------------------------------------------

      There should be no doubt in anybody's mind by now that Donald J. Trump has been a world-class philanderer right up their with Presidents Kennedy and Clinton.

      B:

      Kennedy and Clinton did it in the White House.

      When did president Trump do this?

      -----------------------------------------

      In addition to these three, there is good evidence that these presidents also had a wandering appendage:

      B:

      Irrelevant

      -------------

      While Trump has recently denied having affairs, this is clearly not the case given he dumped his first wife after having a public affair with his second wife. To date, there is strong evidence that Trump:

      B:

      Not president Trump

      ------------------------

      Women Trump Slept With While Married, allegedly:

      B:

      Not president Trump

      -----------------------

      Women Trump Sexually Abused, allegedly:

      B:

      Again not president Trump

      And allegations are not facts are they?

      ------------------------

      Many of these women are currently suing Donald Trump over these abuses.

      #10 - Donald Trump Actively Opposes Human Rights

      https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/26/politics/trump-righ...

      B:

      CNN? and not relevant to president Trump.

      ---------------------------

      The first year of US President Donald Trump’s administration was marked by a sharp regression in government efforts to protect and promote a range of human rights, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2018.

      Followed by: “The people most likely to suffer abuses are often least able to defend their rights in court or through the political process and should be protected, not targeted by abusive policies."

      B:

      Who are these people and what did president Trump actually do or not do. And what was the situation when he became president?

      --------------------------

      Trump expanded abusive fast-track deportation procedures and criminal prosecutions for immigration offenses and moved to increase the prolonged detention of immigrants.

      B:

      What abuse, and why don't you want the wall. The Wall would minimize this or even stop it.

      -------------------------------

      Trump repealed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, putting hundreds of thousands of immigrants who arrived in the US as children at risk of deportation. In early 2018, Trump promised to sign ANY DACA deal the Senate could bring forward to him REGARDLESS of how he felt about it. They did and HE DIDN'T.

      B:

      It was schumer that dropped the ball, and both Obama and now pres Trump said it is in the congress. And congress isn't doing anything.

      -------

      Trump issued new, harsh screening measures for the refugee program and set the annual cap for refugee admissions for 2018 at 45,000, the lowest annual limit since Congress passed the Refugee Act in 1980.

      B:

      Really, harsh when the refugees come from war torn countries that can't 't tell the refugees from the terrorists. In 2001 the terrorists successfully attacked the US, and we invaded two countries that we shouldn't have invaded. And we don't need to fast track terrorists.

      ---------------

      Donald Trump and AG Jeff Sessions scaled back efforts to monitor local police who are engaged in systemic abuses, including departments who are reported to have patterns and practices of excessive force and constitutional violations.

      Trump, through his AG Jeff Sessions, rescinded the Smart on Crime initiative, which prioritized federal prosecutions of people accused of high-level drug offenses, reduced racial disparities in federal drug sentencing, and improved reentry opportunities for people leaving prison.

      B:

      I don't understand your point, especially when democrats have sanctuaries that hide illegal alien convicted felons from being deported. Is that making us safer?

      --------------------------------

      Trump announced he would scrap an equal pay initiative, which was to go into effect in 2018.

      B:

      Why does America have to give equal pay, when it isn't conditioned on equal performance, and quality of work?

      Only the government does that, if you are at the same gs level.

      --------------------------------------

      Trump continuously refuses to repudiate large scale examples of hate related violence in America such as Charlottesville.

      B:

      Why should he?

      -------------------

      Trump repeatedly denigrates journalists,

      B:

      Have you seen the hate, anger, rudeness these so called journalists give him, and even Sara Sanders.

      ------------------------------

      and in violation of the 1st Amendment

      B:

      Where is that a violation of the 1st Amendment?

      ------------------------------------

      , as dishonest and biased against producing a chilling effect on freedom of speech.

      B:

      They are dishonest, and biased against anything and everything Trump does, says, or even think, they even comment on what they think he is thinking.

      --------------------

    • tsadjatko profile image

      3 months ago from now on

      You can claim anything you want, as of course you do, that doesn't make it proof of anything, lies are not proof of anything. Nothing above proves that what you said,

      "Yesterday's Republicans are today's liberals. Yesterday's Democrats are today's far-Right conservatives."

      is true and that quote is specifically what Paula and I were talking about. So as usual, you ignore the issue and point to something totally unrelated as proof? You can't even stay on topic, the disconnect is so obvious no matter what you think you are proving. Again, "appeals to ignorance", look it up, are used in an attempt to shift the burden of proof, in other words a cop out.

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      3 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      TASD - The proof is in what I wrote above. Prove it wrong.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      3 months ago from now on

      If you can't prove you are right, and you can't, then you most likely are wrong, however you should be embarrassed that such an enlightened person as you would resort to argumentum ad ignorantiam.

      In debates, appeals to ignorance are used in an attempt to shift the burden of proof, just another "loony left wing" tactic, look it up, you are full of them.

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      3 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Still didn't prove me wrong. Maybe its because you can't.

    • fpherj48 profile image

      Paula 

      3 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      (I read you, Tony, believe me....he's tried to play his "hot shot" game with me before. Didn't work then and it's not working now)

      You should be "sorry," ME. There you go again. Every time I interact on your site, you portray yourself as, among other things, now a psychic? Please. You have no damned clue how informed anyone is or is not.

      Some blatant nerve you have, suggesting someone is "spouting off" when your entire article is precisely that. Take a much needed break from your desperate struggle to psychoanalyze the POTUS. You fail miserably.

      BTW.....how very mature of you to ask ab if she's referring to Trump's "pumpkin face!" Really, Tom Cruise? Do you have a mirror handy? How silly your game gets.

      As for the last sentence you spit out, like a teen on a playground....Na na na na na ,,,(you played too much Truth or Dare as a kid) You have proven nothing~Zero~Zip~Nada, other than thinking you've got everything all figured out & wrapped up with a bow. Like I said, that's just hilariously entertaining. Proves nothing. Where do you get off asking for proof from anyone? Get lost in your own delusional world.

      I give people 3 strikes. You've had yours. We're done here.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      3 months ago from now on

      Paula, Prove him wrong? He proves himself wrong every time he opens his mouth by what he says. He often says prove me wrong after a transparent lie for which HE has no proof other than more lies. His are the rants of a true psychotic, obsessed by his hatred of reality, there is no question.

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      3 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Sorry Paula,

      You are less informed than TASD is. Try studying political history before spouting off about something you know nothing about.

      And if you think you know so much, prove me wrong.

    • fpherj48 profile image

      Paula 

      3 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Tony...Looks like you beat me to the punch, but that may be just fine since you punch a hell of a lot harder than I could ever.

      I read that particular statement by ME and found it to be quite the contrived, fabricated, off the wall, pile of blah-blah ROT.

      However, in his self-delusional position of intellectual superiority, he will advise someone to "study more.".......HUH?

      Yeah, OK, oh mighty liberal. "Parties change philosophies but philosophies are a constant." I'll make a mental note of that.

      ME, all due respect, all that has been constant for some time now, is liberal panic, scurrying, more lying, cover-ups, investigations of nothing~~except for shooting themselves in the foot! But please, feel free to continue to educate. You are most entertaining as you expose your own narcissism that exceeds Trump's share.

      Your writing exudes the arrogance of a man who believes he's "all that." I'm so sorry you've been lied to. Have a peaceful Sunday.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      3 months ago from now on

      "Yesterday's Republicans are today's liberals. Yesterday's Democrats are today's far-Right conservatives."

      That statement alone, disregard every other idiotic comment you make, demonstrates how truly out of touch with reality you ME are. The question is, is that a conclusion you conjured up with your own mind or are you just repeating what voices in your head are saying?

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      3 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      No Brad, I can't prove a negative. You need to prove what you said is true.

      Don't be disingenuous, Mike. You know as well as I that party label has absolutely nothing to do with political philosophy over the long run, which is what we are talking about.

      Yesterday's Republicans are today's liberals. Yesterday's Democrats are today's far-Right conservatives.

      If you didn't know that, then you should study it a bit and learn that parties change philosophies but philosophies are a constant.

      As to "Donald Trump who was given the Ellis Island Award and posed with Rosa Parks. Jessie Jackson had so many nice things to say about Donald Trump".

      I hope you know those were Trump's liberal days before he began calling himself a conservative. There was lots to like social philosophy-wise about Trump. Not so much today; instead there is a lot to dislike.

    • Readmikenow profile image

      Readmikenow 

      3 months ago

      I like how it was a Republican president who freed the slaves and won the Civil War. I like how the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution giving blacks the right to vote was passed without a single Democrat vote. It was Democrats who invented Jim Crow laws and even the KKK. I like how most suffragists for women's right to vote were Republicans. In 1872, Susan B. Anthony told people she voted illegally and voted straight Republican. I like how the Civil Rights act of 1957 and 1964 was strongly opposed by Democrats, but still passed. Democrat Senator, Al Gore Sr. I think led a filibuster against the 1964 legislation. I believe it was a Democrat George Wallace who tried to prevent black children from attending a white High School. Wasn't it Dr. Martin Luther King who was a registered Republican? Sorry, many of the rights of blacks and women were provided by the efforts of Conservatives. Yet, KKK member Robert Byrd proudly served as a Democrat senator for years. I think it was Donald Trump who was given the Ellis Island Award and posed with Rosa Parks. Jessie Jackson had so many nice things to say about Donald Trump, before Trump became president. I can't wait to talk to you when Donald Trump is elected to a second term as president.

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      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      ME

      Seriously, tell me how it is false?

      You don't have a real reply, yet you expect us to believe your article here.

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      3 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Brad - virtually 100% of your litany below is either mostly False, False, or Real Fake News.

      Just don't say those things, PROVE them.

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      3 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      "Another good thing about President Donald Trump is how he doesn't need liberals." - LOL. You do know that if that were true, then slavery would still exist, minorities and women wouldn't have the right to vote, Virtually EVERY improvement in human rights are the result of liberals defeating conservatives.

      "He doesn't play down to their emotional games." - Oh, give me a break - that is ALL Trump does; logic is NOT in his playbook.

      "Despite 90 percent negative media coverage of him, President Donald Trump maintains a high approval rating from the American people." - First, 42% average job approval and 41% average favorability is NOT high, not even close. Since his far-Right base makes up about 30% of America, that means only 12% of the remainder thing highly of him (and not strongly either if you dig into the numbers) EVERYBODY else have a poor opinion (mostly strongly) of him. (5% aren't sure or don't care).

      Secondly, the reason that he gets 90% negative media coverage is because there is nothing else to report. The pardoning of Marie Johnson is one good thing that was reported, as was the pardoning of Jack Johnson. But he has to ruin those by pardoning Arpaio, D'Souza (who pled guilty), Libby, Saucier, and Rubashkin. Seven pardons of which 71% are questionable. What do you want the media to do report the Johnson's and ignore the others? That is not the way it works.

      "He is effectively dismantling the liberal power in Washington DC" - Where have you been?? Liberal power, lol. In case you missed it, since 1995, conservatives have set the agenda for the House for 83% of the time AND the Senate for 70% of the time (8% of the time the Senate was tied). They controlled the Presidency for 42% of the time, and the Supreme Court for 100% of the time. Republicans controlled ALL of the levers of government for 12% of the time while Democrats did a mere 4%.

      Tell me again about this so-called "liberal" power. Isn't that really conservative propaganda?

      Finally, the only demonstrable children right now are Trump and Pruitt (although I am not sure that is fair to Pruitt, he is just simply corrupt)

    • Readmikenow profile image

      Readmikenow 

      3 months ago

      Another good thing about President Donald Trump is how he doesn't need liberals. He doesn't play down to their emotional games. They can say what they want and do what they want and he keeps going. Despite 90 percent negative media coverage of him, President Donald Trump maintains a high approval rating from the American people. Liberals can't get to him with their games. He's a leader. He is effectively dismantling the liberal power in Washington DC. President Trump has exposed the media's fake news and liberal agenda. The fantasy world where most liberal minds exist is being shown for what it is, a fantasy world that has its reality in a country like Venezuela. All liberal predictions about Trump have been WRONG since he announced a run for president. He'll be a two term president. Oh, I can't wait to see the hissy fits the liberal children will throw when he wins another term. May be even better than the first time he won.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      ME

      BTW. the difference between Kennedy, Clinton and Trump is that Trump has done anything like that in the presidency?

      And JFK unlike Clinton did some good things in addition to working his back.

      Now what is your point?

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      ME

      Actually, Brad, I do have a few issues with Obama and the way he handled his Presidency.

      B:

      Did you like his world apology tour for the US, which he is still doing today?

      You liked the Uranium 1 deal? Where Russia today is back to being held like the USSR.

      Like regime change in Libya, that resulted in death of the US Ambassador in Benghazi.

      Like using the IRS to whip his enemies.

      Like his fast and furious deal

      Or giving Iran billions so now they afford to buy uranium from the Russians.

      Or his failure that allowed ISIS to get ISIL,

      Or his failure to have the congress in 2009 and 11 to write the gun control laws they want the republicans to write now.

      Or to have made sure that the veterans would get could care by the Veterans Administration.

      And the list goes on.

      -----------------------------------

      But, I have very few issues with the policies he did or wanted to implement.

      B: Why is that?

      -----------------------

      But Trump is a phenomenon all to his own

      B:

      He is the only president that can rework the establishment to work for the people instead of the third parties that finance the congress and the presidents.

      ---------------------------

      who has few aspects that one can respect

      B:

      Really, after 8 years of Obama kissing butts around the world, Trump has made them respect the US and Trump. That doesn't mean they like us, but they respect us.

      How many other presidents have put the people and the country above their party and their financial backers?

      ----------------------

      and who has, in just 18 months, done so much damage to the moral

      B:

      It is the democrats politicians, and the Anti Trumpers that have done non stop whining that is the morale problem, not Trump.

      ---------------------------

      and, as you will see by this time next year, economic that it will take decades to mend.

      B:

      Why do you want to see that happen?

      What did Bush or Obama do for the victims of 2008. Nothing is the answer. What did the bailed out banks by Bush and Obama do for their victims? Nothing.

      -------------------------------------------

      Why are his enemies our former allies and his friends our former enemies?

      B:

      Our former allies are still are allies only now they are not taking advantage of us.

      Who are these former enemies and why do you call them his friends?

      It was Obama and HRC that have made the Russians our enemy. They weren't our enemy when Obama and Hillary allowed Russia to get Uranium.

      You know, you are an intelligent person that Russia didn't influence the election. And why would they want Trump over HRC who they had successfully made deals with before?

      The Russian Dossier, by its name alone implicates Russia. And this dossier was a paid political opposition paper by HRC and the DNC to get dirt on Trump. This is an example, of the legal Res ipsa loquitor.

      This dossier was used to get FISA warrants to spy on Trump and his team. And that is trying to influence the election by Russia but not in collusion with Trump but with HRC.

      If there was any Trump influence in the election, there would have been no need for Mueller to try and indict Manafort, and others that were peripheral to Trump.

      Susan Rice didn't reveal General Flynn with a Ouija board, it was through spying done on the Trump and his team. It is the same as spying on Trump when you tag Carter Page as a walking spy post.

      I guess you are in favor of US intelligence being used against Americans, and what they didn't do directly they worked with Government Communications Headquarters

      gchq.gov.uk

      We had 28 years of bad presidents and congresses before Trump. And you think he is the problem.

      It is sad, that you and others would love it if the country failed, just so you could say, I told you so.

      You know who also would like to see that, the enemies of our country, and especially the terrorists.

      Do you think that open borders and sanctuary cities are good for the country and the people.

      Do you really want them to protect Convicted Illegal Alien Felons from being deported?

      What does you ideal America look like?

      Does it look a lot like California?

      At least Florida has added a high speed rail, small step but it has tracks and trains. CA just has a plan, and while they plan the estimates for it have tripled and their time frame is up to 2028.

      California governor candidate Gavin Newsom wants CA to be one big commune. And we already have some of them in the homeless tent cities.

      And Trump is the one that you fear will upset the country?

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      Paula 

      3 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      "Esoteric:" very unusual & understood or liked by only a small number of people, especially those with special knowledge. ~~ Interesting, but truthfully, not at all, impressive.

      My Esoteric, you seem to enjoy beating a dead horse with your repeated articles, stating your own opinions of Donald Trump, which of course, are less than flattering. For the record, your opinions are also less than reliable in terms of actual "diagnosis." It's crystal clear to me you are not a psychologist, psychiatrist or Dr.....believe me, it's clear. Oh, but you ARE observant. So is my little genius, 5 yr. old grandson...and he can read too! That much, you seem to have in common with my precious grandson.

      Without the years of study, practice and experience, My ESOTERIC, you can read the DSM-5 until your all-seeing eyeballs fall out. You cannot, will not and BTW, MAY not diagnose any complex, multi-faceted human being. (Of course it's your right to make the effort while simultaneously proving yourself to be clueless of actual facts.) You can also observe all day, every day, from your unprofessional, little world....just as we ALL can and do. Children, again, are the very best, constant observers. Do you have a vital point here?

      Does Donald Trump have a mental illness? Do you? How many not-so-wonderful faces might we find that you have? Would you take exception to being described and/or diagnosed by anyone who claims to KNOW because we can read & observe & throw a lot of words together, to attempt to convince others?

      You're a very good writer. I especially like this humorous, entertaining piece. Should you ever decide to read an in-depth, illustrated surgical manual & perhaps sit in the observation gallery of a surgical unit to "OBSERVE", I ask only that you not volunteer to perform any surgery on me! Thank you.

      Keep trying to destroy the President. You can always catch up on your reading and observing once the Democrats have completely obliterated your lovely party. I won't ask if you're still clinging to your dear "Hillary's" pant leg. If you are truly in such utter denial that she is the single-most corrupt politician in History, my dear Sir, YOU are the one who should be concerned with your mental health. Have a nice day. Nice days seem to be fewer and fewer for the libs nowadays, don't they? LOL.

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      My Esoteric 

      3 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Actually, Brad, I do have a few issues with Obama and the way he handled his Presidency. But, I have very few issues with the policies he did or wanted to implement.

      But Trump is a phenomenon all to his own who has few aspects that one can respect and who has, in just 18 months, done so much damage to the moral and, as you will see by this time next year, economic that it will take decades to mend.

      Why are his enemies our former allies and his friends our former enemies?

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      3 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      "1 Donald Trump is president and will be president until 2020 and may even get a second term." - that remains to be seen; the way things are going, I don't think he will make it.

      "2. He has drastically improved the economy for everyone" - Actually, he hasn't; only the rich and large corporations are doing a LOT better. Your average Joe is don't only marginally better.

      "3. He's kept almost all of his campaign promises." - Yes, unfortunately, and he has made America and the world way worse as a result.

      "4. He even kept a promise that all other presidents reneged on: Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem." - Again, yes he did and hundreds have died as a result and there is no doubt that hundreds more will die. Also, the chance for peace in the Middle East went to zero because of his stupidity and arrogance.

      "4. He puts America and American interest first." - He absolutely does not!! He only puts his own and maybe his families interests first and everybody else, including you, can go suck hind tit.

      "5. He's not afraid to bomb Syria when necessary." - I'll give you that one.

      "6. He has made great strides toward removing nuclear weapons from North Korea." - No, not true. Instead, he pushed them to acquire them and the means to deliver them to US soil (as well as developing and H-bomb they did not have before) much sooner than the trajectory they were on.

      "8. He donates his entire Presidential salary to charity." - That is true (yet he reaps hundreds of millions for illegal foreign emoluments.

      "9. He's a billionaire and didn't need to be president to live a good life." - First, so what? Second, his ego is so huge that he couldn't NOT be president.

      "

      11. He beat the best the Republicans had to offer to win the Republican nomination." - Again, so what, none of them (except Kasich) was worth a damn.

      "12. He beat one of the most corrupt politicians in U.S. history to become president." - History WILL record that Donald J. Trump will be the most corrupt president in American history. As to Hillary being that corrupt? BS. She is no more corrupt than your run of the mill politician.

      "13. Most people on the left don't like him because he's a billionaire, something most people on the left will never be. He has a wife who is an international model. Something most on the left may want but will never have. He's president of the United States. Most on the left can never have this and the country will only benefit because of it." - LOL. Most people on the Left AND in the middle don't like him because he is an arrogant, self-serving, unethical, morally corrupt, irrational, bully, misogynist and sexual predator, Islamophobia, serial lying asshole who has NPD. He is a despicable person.

      "However many faces he may have had in the past...I like his Presidential face best!" - I assume you are talking about his pumpkin face.

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      A B Williams 

      3 months ago from Central Florida

      However many faces he may have had in the past...I like his Presidential face best!

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      3 months ago from now on

      Mike, you forgot to mention he's only started to fulfill campaign promises. When the liberals can't refute the facts what do they do? Ignore them and attack, demean, and degrade and debase the person with the accomplishments they can't take away - if they had their way there would be no more USA. They are only motivated by hate as you can see in their comments.

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      Readmikenow 

      3 months ago

      Hey, here's some facts.

      1 Donald Trump is president and will be president until 2020 and may even get a second term.

      2. He has drastically improved the economy for everyone.

      3. He's kept almost all of his campaign promises.

      4. He even kept a promise that all other presidents reneged on: Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.

      4. He puts America and American interest first.

      5. He's not afraid to bomb Syria when necessary.

      6. He has made great strides toward removing nuclear weapons from North Korea.

      7. There is no Russian collusion. Can't say the same for Hillary Clinton.

      8. He donates his entire Presidential salary to charity.

      9. He's a billionaire and didn't need to be president to live a good life.

      10. Despite having 90 percent of news coverage be negative on him he maintains a high approval rating.

      11. He beat the best the Republicans had to offer to win the Republican nomination.

      12. He beat one of the most corrupt politicians in U.S. history to become president.

      13. Most people on the left don't like him because he's a billionaire, something most people on the left will never be. He has a wife who is an international model. Something most on the left may want but will never have. He's president of the United States. Most on the left can never have this and the country will only benefit because of it.

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      bradmasterOCcal 

      3 months ago from Orange County California

      ME

      Where are the facts, and how does that relate to the performance of Donald Trump as president?

      You can't seem to find anything bad about former president Obama, or twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton?

      What is your point with all your relentless attacks on president Donald Trump?

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      3 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Tell me what you Really think, Shyron :-)

      It was my pleasure and blessings back.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 months ago from Texas

      Wow a profile of a narcissistic, lying, cheating, no-good, double-dealing excuse for a human.

      What happened to the 13 year-old he raped? Is he being allowed to live above the law? To answer your question, Does President Donald Trump Have a Mental Illness? I would say more than one.

      Thanks for writing this.

      Blessings my friend

    • My Esoteric profile imageAUTHOR

      My Esoteric 

      3 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Thanks Doris, I'll add it.

    • MizBejabbers profile image

      Doris James-MizBejabbers 

      3 months ago

      ME, I read your previous article and I am impressed on how you use the scientific tools at hand to evaluate our president. I can't imagine today's news when he said in a phone call to Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau:

      "Trump quipped to Trudeau, “Didn’t you guys burn down the White House?” referring to the War of 1812."

      http://q13fox.com/2018/06/06/trump-invokes-war-of-...

      May I point out without calling anybody names that one word you nicely left out of your article is "ignoramus".

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